Cyclists needed

We have received this request from 2 students at the University of Surrey. ( I think Level 3 cyclists are those who occasionally do Sportives and time trials)

We are looking for level 3+ cyclists to be involved in a study on ‘The effects of carbohydrate mouth rinsing on time trial performance’

We are 3rd year students at the University of Surrey and completing this study as part of our dissertation. 
Details on the study can be found on the attached poster. We would be very grateful if you could share this to any level 3+ cyclists who may be interested in taking part.

 Thank you in advance, we appreciate any help you can provide.

Kind regards,

Georgina Grimble and Sadie Lock

Annual dinner 2nd March 2019

As previously advised, the Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation will take place on Saturday 2nd March, 7.00 for 7.30. We will again be returning to the Princess Royal at Runfold, although this year there will be a buffet meal.  This means that there should be more opportunity to mingle and socialise.  It also means that the cost can be kept low, just £12 per head, avoiding a hefty increase that would have applied for a more formal dinner. The menu is:- Mains Meatballs in tomato sauceBeef and mushroom stroganoffChicken tikka masalaMushroom & spinach lasagne (vegetarian option) Sides Chunky chipsSteamed riceWatercress, baby gem and herb salad Puddings Apple crumble (by popular demand!)Profiteroles, chocolate sauceVanilla cheesecake
Please book your places by e-mailing me at, and I will advise how to make payment online.  As it is a buffet, a specific pre-order will not be required, but please let me now your first choice of main and pudding so that order quantities for each of the options can take account of popularity. In order to make sure that all members are advised of the dinner, I am also e-mailing all individual groups, so that if you are on the mailing list for more than one group, and have also signed up for alerts re Latest Posts, you will receive duplicate e-mails.
All orders should be placed by Thursday 21st February latest; why not do it today? John

Ride London 2019

About the charity

We have received a request to promote this charity who is recruiting cyclists to ride for them in this year’s Ride London event:

Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1141583) with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.

While individual genetic disorders are rare, it is thought that there are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are being identified every day. 

It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million children and adults are living with a genetic disorder.

Our mission is to be the leading source of information and support for both those affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups that support them, by bringing together everyone’s combined experience in a place it can be shared.

More info is on our website:

Prudential Ride London, 2019 – Charity Places available

For anyone who was unsuccessful in the recent ballot, or who just fancies the challenge of participating in this year’s Prudential Ride 100 (on 4 August 2019, 100 miles on closed roads, starting at the Olympic Park and ending on the Mall via the Surrey hills), you might like to know that Oakleaf Enterprises, a locally based charity that works to provide vocational training for those suffering from mental health issues, has up to 30 charity places available for anyone who can commit to raising at least £250 for the charity.  In addition to a place on the ride, you will get a personalised Oakleaf cycling top and support for completing the Ride 100 application.

For further details and an application form, click here or send an email to for full details.